Meteoritics & Planetary Science

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Edited By: Professor A.J. Timothy Jull

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 16/79 (Geochemistry & Geophysics)

Online ISSN: 1945-5100

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The Gerzeh cemetery is a predynastic site on the west bank of the Nile, approximately 70 km south of Cairo; it dates from approximately 3600 to 3350 BCE (Stevenson 2006). Site excavation revealed 281 grave pits of prehistoric origin, of which two contained tube-shaped metallic (iron) beads: seven in tomb 67 and two smaller ones in tomb 133. The term bead is being used here to refer to a small object featuring a hole through it for the purpose of threading. Read on

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Wiley Edmonton Awards

Those noted below have been bestowed the Wiley-Blackwell award by the Meteoritical society for the 76th Annual Meeting in Edmonton, Canada. The award recognizes outstanding presentations in the field.

C. Jilly, University of Hawai’i for the presentation, “In-situ Radiometric Dating of Aqueously Formed Carbonates in Sutter’s Mill”
J. Hu, Arizona State University for the presentation, “Shock Metamorphism in L Chondrites Above Shock Stage S6”
A. Krzesinska, Polish Academy of Sciences for the presentation, “Multiple Impact Deformation of the Pultusk H-Chondrite”
N. Williams, University of Manchester for the presentation, “Absolute and mass-dependent titanium isotope compositions of solar system materials.”